Clifford Chance hires new Tokyo partner

Kawahigashi to strengthen law firm''s capital markets practice.

International law firm Clifford Chance has announced the appointment of Kenji Kawahigashi as a partner in its Tokyo office. Kawahigashi joins its capital markets practice, heading over from Asahi Koma Law Offices, where he was a partner.

Clifford Chance's new hire specializes in financial markets and securities regulations, while also bringing experience in the asset management industry. For the firm, he will focus on building a regulatory practice for its financial institution clients and on covering the regulatory aspects of transactional work ranging from capital markets, public MA, finance and funds.

Prior to working for Asahi Koma, he was previously employed by Anderson Mori. Kawahigashi has...

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